Troubleshooting Basic Hard Drive Problems: You Need to Format the Disk

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A common hard drive fault that I think most of us have run in to at one time or another is : “You Need to Format the Disk in Drive:”. This problem seems to be even more prevalent with the popularity of portable external hard drives like the Seagate … [Read more...]

Not Formatted Would You Like to Format Now?

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This is a common problem with external hard drives like the Western Digital My Book. The reason is that we as a USB using public do not “Safely Remove” the hardware before we turn off or unplug the devices from our computers.  A lot of the time this … [Read more...]

Windows Surface Scanner Freeware Utility

Several times a week DTI Data receives calls from clients describing a situation where their computer seems to ‘freeze’ or ‘lock-up’ on boot up.   No matter what they try the system will no longer boot and they receive a Blue Screen of Death … [Read more...]

How to Replace a Partition on a Single Partition Drive

We have a Free Partition Repair Tool that I get a lot of calls about. The problem most people have when using it is trying to figure out what goes into each of the fields. When a hard drive has a missing partition it is hard to know what is supposed … [Read more...]

System Area Of The Hard Disk A Look At A Partition

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So here is the deal, I would say in about 99 percent of the calls I take, I talk about the "System Area Of The Hard Drive" and I am sure that must seem like techno babble to most people. Because of the specialization of this field of technology, a … [Read more...]

FREE NTFS Partition Repair Data Recovery Software

NOTE FROM MICHAEL: Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the positive emails and phone calls. One email from Jim L in Dallas Texas asks: "you talk about partition repair, but the software doesn't actually repair the partition, it recovers files from it. Is … [Read more...]

Building The Partition Record Using Recover It All Professional

There are times when the operating system may not recognize the correct partitioning of the hard drive. This may be due to a virus overwriting the original partition record, an accidental 'fdisk', operating system anomaly, software anomaly any other … [Read more...]

Building a Boot Sector With Recover It All Professional

NOTE: This walk through is good for a SINGLE partition hard disk, running an NTFS operation system. You will need to contact technical support for situations out side of that. The boot record is one of the keys to initializing the operating … [Read more...]

Multiple Partition Data Recovery Recover It All

Customer had two partitions, a boot partition and a data partition. He had tried to restore the boot partition from back up with GHOST, because of corruption in Windows XP. When he did the restore, something went drastically wrong in the partition … [Read more...]